Archive for April, 2007

Goggles, cool as hell

Monday, April 30th, 2007

I might be placing a stocking order. If you want a pair, let me know!

I have the right to not open my windows…

Monday, April 30th, 2007

So, this is a rant. It may offend some people. As soon as it starts to, stop reading. It’s not that important. I’m just pissed.

This is about the rights of smokers. Fine, people have the right to smoke, and if they want to fight to smoke in public places, fine, I won’t go to those places. But the fact that I cannot open the windows of my house infuriates me. The lady downstairs smokes, which often comes through the vents. It sucks, I get wheezy, so be it. But the fact that when I open my window in order to get supposed fresh air and cigarette smoke wafts in makes me want to exercise my right to bear arms. And it’s not just her. It’s other neighbors too.
How is the constant foulness of neighborhood air someone’s right? It’s bad enough that I can’t stand in a bus stopor walk around without choking but now I can’t avoid it at home.  Is it Milwaukee? Is this just a smoking town? Won’t you just leave me the hell alone? You don’t want to smoke in your own goddamn house, so you do it outside my window. It’s like sitting at a table *next* to a table with a smoker. Mustn’t blow smoke at my friends, so I’ll turn and blow it on some person I don’t know.

Did you know that you stink? In class, on the bus, you radiate a nauseating aura.

Mustn’t smoke inside where it might affect the children. Have to smoke outside. Well, if it’s coming in my window, it’s going to yours too. Stop lying to yourself; it affects your children.

So, I have figured that my rights as a non-smoker with minor asthma are:

1) stay home; never go to a public place
2) never be outside

3) never open my window

It is not my right to:

1) ask for smokeless air

It is pointless to:

1) hope for smokeless air


Thursday, April 26th, 2007

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Go see the musical Beauty and the Beast!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

May 4-6, 11-13, 18-20

15 W. Walworth St, Elkhorn

For tickets, call (262) 723-8742

Tickets $12

Amo amas amat

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Eddie Izzard’s lesson in Latin

Must… kill… Lincoln…

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Ah, religion

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

I heard this Julia Sweeney bit on our way to church Easter morning. Doubly funny was that my assisgnment for that weekend for my medieval theology course was to familiarize myself with the (very very long) table of contents for St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiæ.

François Villon was emo

Monday, April 16th, 2007

“From a fathom of rope my neck will learn the weight of my ass.”

Turning Candy Into Karate

Friday, April 13th, 2007

As I listen to comedy, I find that I really enjoy jokes about things related to school. And so I am going to start sharing soundbites.

I am going to start with Eugene Mirman because his bit on alchemy cracks me up something fierce:

This also makes me laugh, particularly when considering the theology and medieval Japan courses I am taking:

Dang it Jim,

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

I’m an astronomer, not a doctor. I mean, I am a doctor but not that kind of doctor. I have a doctorate; it’s not the same thing. You can’t help people with a doctorate. You just sit there and you’re useless.

— Treasure Planet